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Felitto

Felitto
Comune
Comune di Felitto
Panoramic view from south
Panoramic view from south
Felitto within the Province of Salerno
Felitto within the Province of Salerno
Felitto is located in Italy
Felitto
Felitto
Location of Felitto in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Campania
Province Salerno (SA)
Area
 • Total 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,296
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Felittesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84055
Dialing code 0828
Patron saint San Vito
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

Felitto is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. It is famous for fusilli, a kind of handmade pasta, and the annual Fusillo festival.[2] As of 2011 its population was of 1,296.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Main sights 4
  • Personalities 5
  • Gallery 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

History

The town was founded at the beginning of the 10th Century. Much of the medieval old town has been preserved.

Geography

Located on a valley above Calore river below the mount Chianiello (1,314 amsl), in the middle of Cilento, the municipality borders with Castel San Lorenzo, Laurino, Magliano Vetere, Monteforte Cilento and Roccadaspide.[3]

It counts no proper hamlets (frazioni) but several minor localities, that are Acqua delle Donne, Acquanoceta, Alvani, Barbagiano, Bosco Grande, Carpineto, Carrozzo, Casale, Cerzito, Chianelisi, Difesa Lombi, Difesa Principe, Fossa del Lupo, Lago, Maruzza, Mazzarella, Montagnano, Palumbo, Pazzano, Piano d'Elise, Pietracute, Remolino, San Giorgio, San Vito, Santoianni, Serre, Starza, Territorio, Torre and Vignali.

Demographics

Main sights

  • Medieval old town and old bridge
  • Canyon and waterfall of Gole del Calore

Personalities

Gallery

The old bridge, a symbol of Felitto 
The waterfall of the "Gole del Calore" at Remolino 
Calore Valley at Felitto 

See also

References

  1. ^ a b (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (Italian) Infos on felitto.net (see section "Manifestazioni")
  3. ^ 40473 Felitto on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ (Italian) Matteo de Augustinis at the Italian Encyclopaedia Treccani

External links

  • (Italian) Felitto official website
  • (Italian) Felitto.net - Study and research group
  • (Italian) Felitto.org - Political news and more
  • (Italian) Il Fusillo S.a.s - "Fusillo Felittese", typical gastronomy
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